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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anybody following this thread and possibly thinking of ordering screen inserts I will be taking a short Hiatus from screen building due to other business commitments over the coming 2~3 weeks. I am currently out of stock on front screens. I do have a limited supply of rear slider tintop screens and a reasonable stock of skylight screens that can ship but once they are gone I won't build more until later in the month. Any orders already paid have been shipped and all pending orders will be processed.

Sorry if this inconveniences anyone.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my screens, thanks!!! Now i need to figure out a good storage option in my tintop.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep them as flat as possible when not in use. A piece of plywood cut slightly oversized would be ideal and self contained with a few bungees but not too tight. The screens are well supported all around the perimeter when installed in the window frame but could be deformed if stored bend or twisted or with pressure applied especially if the temperatures are hotter. Mine have mostly been free in the rear hatch area of my westy without issue but its only me using my van so I am careful. Your results with spouses and or kids may vary.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may do a limited short run of rear tintop screens this weekend so anybody interested please PM me for ordering info.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently building screens to order as required. Ordering details in my classified ad or by PM.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. did we ever figure out whether your screens would fit the OE '78-'78 Bay sliding windows?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No "WE" (read I) didn't I guess. Got busy with a big work project and forgot. I have the pics you sent so I will take a new look at this and see if it might work.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well a quick review of my TINTOP rear screen CAD drawing shows they are 15.25" tall by 16.5" long. So it seems likely the length is ok but overall height might be a bit too much. They bend slightly in the middle to insert into the top then bottom track so are slightly taller than the distance top to bottom at the rubber the glass slides in. If you have access to a vanagon locally you might make the same measurements on the bay and the vanagon and see how they compare. I can certainly adjust the height slightly to compensate. Unfortunately I have no access to a bay with sliders and had you not pointed it out to me I would not have known it existed. Unfortunately given the fact they are so rare it is not a screen I will get much demand for.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well camping season is coming soon and one of the best things you can do to maximize the air flow in your westy or Tintop and keep out the pesky mosquitoes and bugs is to use a set of my window screen inserts. Check out my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogwRaBdZGs

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well a tintop camper in Pa. Is about to get real happy when his new set of front and rear screens arrive next week! Here they are complete and ready to be packaged for tomorrows post!

Enjoy Denny! Glad I could rush them out for your trip! Sure hope the post office comes thru with delivery in time.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not everybody wants maximum screen area and I just did several sets of these custom small slider vent screens. If there is any demand I could make them available to everyone. They look kinda neat and I think I may do a set for my own van!.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:24 pm    Post subject: Just received my tin-top screens Reply with quote

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I received my tin-top slider/front screens this week. I had them at the beach along with a rear hatch screen and they performed great! Gerald was great to deal with and they fit like a charm...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I miss something, Gerald? Embarassed I think I read every post on this topic....but what is the frame made of? The screen material?

They are really awesome looking...I think the flat black really adds some "punch" to the look.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the late reply but for some reason the forum didn't let me know there was a post. The screens are made of PVC plastic as they need to be sufficiently flexible to bend into the door frame the screen is a high quality fiberglass screening with a very find "No SEE-UM" mesh to keep even the smallest of pests out!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear slider window screens to fit Vanagon Westy or tin-top Reply with quote

Happy Campers in plain brown wrappers ...... or todays screen orders ready to ship out to new westy owners!

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear slider window screens to fit Vanagon Westy or tin-top Reply with quote

As an added bonus to my normal plain brown wrapper I decided to get a little creative on this package with a sharpie to add to the excitement when it shows up at the door! Its hard to improve on the vanagon camping experience but I feel that my screens can certainly help out with your sleeping comfort and keep the bugs out at the same time.

Any vanagon owner would be happy to see my package arrive with the post but its Mark C in Seattle that will get to enjoy these in a week or so! Thanks Mark!

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear slider window screens to fit Vanagon Westy or tin-top Reply with quote

Yet another soon to be happy camper in Seattle once his front and rear screens arrive! The PNW is definately one of my most frequent ship to areas! This time the van is a Tintop vanagon! Thanks Rob L. Hope these serve you well!

I know I won't win any awards for my artwork but I get bored sometimes, it's like a restless creativity! Guess I should design another useful vanagon product, just need to have another good idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear slider window screens to fit Vanagon Westy or tin-top Reply with quote

Effective immediately I have discontinued manufacturing my front window screen inserts. In an effort to streamline production and still be able to offer the rear screens I have also gone to a single one size fits most on the rear slider insert. This common size will fit most all westy or tintop vanagons with a minimum glass opening of 12" but I can adjust smaller if required at no extra charge.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions or concerns please contact me by PM. After 3 seasons and 500 plus screens shipped I am restructuring to pursue other projects and products. I will try to continue the rear screens for as long as possible but may choose to stop without notice but so if it is something you desire I suggest you act.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear slider window screens to fit Vanagon Westy or tin-top Reply with quote

Got my new industrial sewing machine all set up and ready to go! New products coming soon................guess whats in the nylon bag? Watch this space for upcoming pictures and details as the prototypes come to life.

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